Group executive committee


In March 2013, Ben Kruger and Sim Tshabalala were appointed as joint chief executives.

  • Sim Tshabalala (46)
    Sim Tshabalala
    BA LLB (Rhodes), LLM (University of Notre Dame USA), HDip Tax (Wits), AMP (Harvard)

    Joined the group in 2000,
    appointed to exco in 2001.

    Sim is group chief executive of SBG, chief executive of SBSA, chairman of Stanbic Africa Holdings, a director of Tutuwa Community Holdings and Stanbic IBTC Bank and the chairman of the Banking Association of South Africa (BASA).

    Sim joined the group in 2000 in the project finance division of Standard Corporate Merchant Bank (SCMB). From 2001 to 2006, he was managing director of Stanbic Africa, and from 2003, he served concurrently as deputy chief executive of PBB. He was appointed chief executive of PBB in 2006. In June 2008, he was appointed chief executive of SBSA. In 2009, he was appointed deputy chief executive of SBG. In 2013, he was appointed group chief executive of SBG.
  • Ben Kruger (54)
    Ben Kruger
    BCom (Hons) (Pretoria), CA(SA), AMP (Harvard)

    Joined the group in 1985,
    appointed to exco in 2000.

    Ben is group chief executive of SBG, and an executive director of SBSA. He is chairman of SB Plc, and a director of Stanbic Africa Holdings.

    Ben joined the group in 1985 taking up various roles in SCMB. In 1998, he was appointed deputy chief executive of SCMB and chief executive of SCMB in 2001. From 2006 to 2008, he held the position of chief executive of global CIB and assumed the position of deputy group chief executive of SBG in 2009. In 2011, in his capacity as deputy group chief executive, Ben assumed responsibility for both the CIB and PBB business lines. In 2013, he was appointed group chief executive of SBG.
  • Bruce Hemphill (50)
    Bruce Hemphill
    BA (Cape Town), CPE (London), Solicitor of England and Wales

    Joined the group in 1993,
    appointed to exco in 2013.

    Bruce has been appointed as chief executive of Wealth, Insurance and Non-Bank Financial Services, SBG effective 28 February 2014. Prior to this role, Bruce was chief executive of the Liberty Group since 2006. In 1993, he joined Standard Merchant Bank’s corporate finance division. In 1997, he was appointed head of investment banking and managing director of SCMB Securities in 2000. In 2004, he was appointed as Stanlib’s chief executive.
  • David Munro (42)
    David Munro
    BCom PDGA (UCT), CA(SA), AMP (Harvard)

    Joined the group in 1996,
    appointed to exco in 2013.

    David is the chief executive officer CIB, SBG and SBSA.

    In 2003, he was appointed deputy chief executive officer of CIB, South Africa and in 2006 was appointed chief executive, CIB South Africa. He was appointed global head, investment banking in 2009 and chief executive, global CIB in 2011. In 2014, he was appointed director, Standard Bank London Holdings Limited.
  • Simon Ridley (58)
    Simon Ridley
    BCom (Natal), CA(SA), AMP (Oxford)

    Joined the group in 1999,
    appointed to exco in 2013.

    Simon is the group’s chief financial officer and an executive director of SBG and SBSA. He serves as a director of Standard International Holdings, Stanbic Africa Holdings and SBIC Investments, as well as Tutuwa Staff Holdings and Tutuwa Community Holdings. In 2014, he was appointed director, Standard Bank London Holdings Limited.
  • Peter Schlebusch (47)
    Peter Schlebusch
    BCom (Hons) (Wits), CA(SA), HDip Tax (RAU), Dip Banking Law (RAU)

    Joined the group in 2002,
    appointed to exco in 2013.

    Peter is the chief executive officer of PBB, SBG and SBSA. Peter joined the group in 2002 as director, retail products. In January 2006, he was appointed as deputy chief operations officer. In September 2006, he was appointed deputy chief executive of PBB SA. In 2008, he was appointed chief executive of PBB SA. In November 2012, he was appointed chief executive of global PBB.

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